michigan Legislative Alerts

Open Letter to Michigan Senate

July 01, 2015

I am writing in opposition to the gas tax hike contained in the S-1 substitutes adopted by the Senate for HB 4615 and HB 4616. These bills represent a huge tax hike that Michigan families can ill afford. The income tax rate reduction triggers contained in the S-1 substitute for SB 414 are commendable; however, tying a definite, immediate gas tax hike to a potential, future reduction in the income tax rate doesn’t pass muster as a meaningful offset of the new tax revenue generated by this package of bills.

Repeal prevailing wage mandate

May 13, 2015

On behalf of more than 100,000 Americans for Prosperity activists across Michigan, I write in strong support of Senate Bills 1, 2, and 3, which would repeal the state’s outdated and costly “prevailing wage” statute. Simply put, these bills represent an enormous opportunity for the Michigan legislature to protect taxpayers, control government spending, and strengthen a fair and free market in our state.

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Americans for Prosperity-Michigan Opposes Senate Gas Tax Hike

July 02, 2015

“Michigan families can ill afford the significant tax hike contained in the Senate roads plan,” said Pete Lund, state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. “The citizens of Michigan do want the roads fixed, but that doesn’t mean they want state lawmakers to pursue tax hikes as the only solution.”

New AFP Ad Shows Need for Real Healthcare Reform

June 25, 2015

Michigan needs patient-centered reforms, not ObamaCare status quo LANSING – Americans for Prosperity – Michigan, the state’s leading grassroots advocate for real healthcare reform, responded to today’s Court Case with a new ad highlighting the personal impact of ObamaCare. AFP is urging state lawmakers to lead the way with patient-centered reforms while it continues to hold […]

Americans for Prosperity Announces New Michigan State Director

May 20, 2015

Starting June 1st, Pete Lund will lead grassroots advocacy for spending restraint, lower taxes, and increased economic freedom LANSING – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today announced new Michigan State Director Pete Lund. A Michigan native, professor, small business owner, and former state representative, Pete brings a wealth of experience to the role. Beginning next month, Pete […]

Americans for Prosperity: Prevailing Wage Repeal “Enormous Opportunity”

May 13, 2015

“Repealing the prevailing wage law protects taxpayers, controls government spending, and strengthens a fair and free market” Lansing, Mich. – The grassroots free-market group Americans for Prosperity-Michigan today applauded the Michigan Competitiveness Committee for voting to repeal the state’s prevailing wage mandates. Annie Patnaude, the Michigan chapter’s deputy state director, issued the following statement: “The Michigan […]

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